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2515 Montana Ave, Billings, MT 59101-2339 (25th. St N)
+1 406-969-4959
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2015

did think that I could find such a great place to eat in Billings, I was happily surprise , love the food, easy atmosphere, relax , excellent recommendation !!!

Thank motos23
Hardin, Montana
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2015 via mobile

This is a great restaurant. The food is consistently delicious. The chef always has creative offerings on the menu, both for brunch and dinner. The service is polite and professional, never overbearing, creating a relaxed atmosphere. Still, it's a great place for special occasions, anniversaries, an important guest in town. The Billings dining scene is up-and-coming, and we're fortunate to... More 

Thank bmaietta
Tryon, North Carolina
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60 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2015

We were traveling across country, planned a short stop to see Billings and the immediate area. We received several recommendations for places to eat, finally deciding on Lilac. It's situated on the main street through town, a former store front. Great atmosphere, ambience was just right ... great service. They have a varied wine list ... pricing was OK ...... More 

Thank Roger S
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2015

A group of 6 of us went for brunch and we were all very happy with our meals. The menu was varied and very creative, I can't imagine not being able to find something that would make you happy on this menu. My father-in-law and I both had the cornmeal pancakes, with house made sausage and fried egg. It was... More 

Thank Ron-CS4
Billings, Montana
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2015

Love the atmosphere! Nice place to relax and enjoy a meal. The staff treated me very well! The menu has a fine assortment of unique dishes to choose from! If you havent eaten here yet I highly recommend to do so!

Thank Travis M
Billings, Montana
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2015

Excellent Small Farm to Market - Foodies Place Wonderful Specials Very Good Wine List. Slow-paced meal with a related atmosphere One of the top 5 Restaurants in Billings

Thank jkx3
Princeton, New Jersey
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272 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

We took our daughter and son-in-law there for dinner - they had yet to visit it and had heard good things about it. The ambiance is visually very pleasant but the overwhelming impression was the high noise level. It has hard floors, hard walls, and a high hard ceiling. We would have ordered another bottle of wine had the noise... More 

5 Thank Gogocar
Gardiner, Montana
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189 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

The restaurant was nice and had a relaxing atmosphere. I had the skirt steak and asked for veggies instead of the bean cake. They made it happen. The service was good. I would try it again.

Thank YBIInnkeeper
Billings, MT
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2015

Lilac is a true gem in Downtown Billings. The menu rotates regularly based on local/fresh options. The menu offers something for everyone, ranging from super-creative 'outside-the-box' options and specials to the best cheeseburger in town (seriously). The restaurant is in an intimate historic building, so if you plan to dine during peak hours get a reservation to be safe -... More 

3 Thank Lisa O
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2015

My wife and I traveled to Billings with my boss, his wife, and a coworker to attend the Sysco food show. We discussed and contemplated many places to eat during our short trip. We decided for dinner we wanted to try Lilac due to the impeccable reviews that this establishment had, so we made reservations for the 5 of us.... More 

5 Thank BallerT78

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
American, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2515 Montana Ave, Billings, MT 59101-2339
    (25th. St N)
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Billings
  • Phone Number: +1 406-969-4959

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?